Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blind Zimbabwean Beggars Try Their Luck in South Africa

Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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Blind Zimbabwean beggars try their luck in South Africa

by RNW Africa Desk
Dozens of blind beggars from Zimbabwe have crossed the crocodile infested Limpopo River in search of greener pastures in South Africa. Leaving the economic woes of their country behind them, they stand at street intersections, traffic lights and road pavements begging for money and food. But their only source of income is now threatened as the city authorities intensify efforts to remove them from the streets.
By Thuso Khumalo, Johannesburg
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